Thank u very much hermanmunster, I think I've got to use my connections in the Essex region to try and get my children into a reasonably good school. I have to remain positive and use my time productively. I may never get a chance to spend so much time with my beautiful daughters and exploring wonderful London is the most rewarding education. Culturally this country is rich and fascinating. I plan to squeeze out every opportunity this wonderful country has to offer.
Amber, I have dual nationality and my children are Australian so I do have the option of going back to Australia if I choose. Having said that the educational system in Australia is abysmal to say the least, I lived in Victoria which is a huge area and there were only 2 select entry schools to choose from, both miles away, with terrible transport. The teachers were mostly ambivalent and there were exactly the same problems with catchment areas etc.
This country in comparison is bursting to the seams with opportunities, I consider it to be the heart of the world, it truly is an amazing place to live. Living in Australia was like watching paint dry for 12 years. Plus my children won't get an Australian accent!